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Charles Eliot Norton; apostle of culture in a democracy.

Author: Kermit Vanderbilt
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press, 1959.
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Vanderbilt, Kermit.
Charles Eliot Norton.
Cambridge, Mass., Belknap Press, 1959
(OCoLC)570672983
Named Person: Charles Eliot Norton; Charles Eliot Norton; Charles Eliiot Norton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kermit Vanderbilt
OCLC Number: 273436
Description: xiii, 286 pages illustrations, portraits, facsimile 22 cm
Contents: I. New England heritage : The Puritan strain ; Andrews Norton and the rise of Unitarianism ; The childhood of Charles Eliot Norton ; Student at Harvard II. From business to scholarship : The countinghouse --
a means to an end ; Passage to India ; Art and society in Europe ; Broadened horizons --
humanitarianism ; End of a business career --
beginnings of scholarship III. The journalist and Civil War optimism : The Atlantic Monthly ; The Loyal Publication Society ; The North American Review ; Founding the nation ; The editor resigns IV. European interlude --
disillusionment : England ; Switzerland and Italy ; German ; Homeward bound V. Teacher of the fine arts at Harvard : The opportunity at Harvard ; What Norton taught ; Toward a Harvard legend ; Influence VI. The American scholar in the "Gilded Age" : The uses of the past --
the collector ; The uses of the past --
Norton and archeology ; Literature in America --
realism and the West ; The modern audience and the artist's life ; Major contributions --
Dante and Donne ; The humanist in a scientific age VII. The intellectual as citizen : Concept of service --
the moral basis ; Saving Niagara and the Adirondacks ; An American Arcadia --
life at Ashfield ; The future of America --
Chicago, 1893 ; American architecture and the national character --
last reflections ; The Spanish-American War --
fin de siècle VIII. Retirement : The past --
nostalgia and regret ; The future --
compensation and hope ; Recognition ; The last years Conclusion: Norton's reputation in the twentieth century --
Appendix: Norton's poetry.
Other Titles: Apostle of culture in a democracy

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